Friday, October 20, 2017

Unite the League: Mother Boxes from DC Comics Multiverse: Justice League by Mattel

  Today I'm reviewing a rather interesting Connect & Connect accessory from the DC Comics Multiverse line: A set of three Mother Boxes. Apparently the Mother Boxes play a significant role in Justice League as they're being sought after by Steppenwolf, thus bringing the general and his minions to Earth. I'm pretty excited that a number of Jack Kirby originated characters and concepts are making their way into the DCEU. The Mother Boxes come packaged in the Wal-Mart exclusive miniseries that consists of a standard Batman and Cyborg in his supercharged suit. Each figure includes three half cubes. I've already reviewed the figures but since I always review Build-a-Figures/ Collect & Connects separately, I figured I'd take a look at these as well. More Fourth World craziness after the break...

 The Facts:

Dimensions: 1 1/4 inches

Figures Needed to Complete the Accessory: The Wal-Mart exclusive Batman and Cyborg

 Atlantean Mother Box:

* The Atleantean Mother Box has a sandlike textue on the side panels and silver edges and corners. Like the rest of the cubes, the Atleantean Mother Box is hollow inside and is made up of two pieces. 

* The paintwork is pretty cool on the Atlantean Mother Box but the two sides don't exactly meet up. The technical fit is fine but the designs don't mesh perfectly. It's a little odd from some angles.
 Human Mother Box:

 * The Human Mother Box, probably the one used to help complete Cyborg, is pretty sweet looking. I love the dark colors accented in copper.

* The design on the side looks great. It kind of reminds me of a compass rose or an emblem of the sort present on an old map.
 Themysciran Mother Box:

 * Last, and probably best, is the Themysciran Mother Box. The design is beautiful. I love he colors used here. It's really impressive work.

* Here's a view from the side. Interestingly, both the Human and the Themysciran Mother Boxes have 12 dots on each side. Is this symbolic, perhaps?
I'm really digging these. They're not the best Build-a-Figure/ Collect & Connect items ever but there is something undeniably cool about these. Now, should they probably have been included with the basic figures that lacked accessories? Yes. Still, they're quality accessories and look cool. I'm still not sure of what the scale for these is supposed to be (I'm assuming these are "prop sized" pieces like the Grapnel Blaster from BvS) but I'm glad to have them. These are a Great little extra that prove to be a nice surprise.

If you're looking for more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:

DC Comics Multiverse (6 inches) by Mattel (2016)

Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War) 
Earth 23 Superman
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
Justice Buster

The Arrow

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman & Superman (The Dark Knight Returns)
The Flash & The Atom (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns) 
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns) 
Son of Batman

Batman v. Superman
Armored Batman
Bat Creature
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory) 
Batman Unmasked
Knightmare Batman
Lex Luthor
Wonder Woman

The Flash
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)

Justice League
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive) 
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
The Flash
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Wonder Woman 

Suicide Squad
Croc (Build-a-Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch) 
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker 
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Rick Flag 


Wonder Woman
Diana of Themyscira
Queen Hippolyta
Steve Trevor 
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)

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